James Timothy Norman, son of famed backup singer-turned-restaurant owner and reality TV star Robbie Montgomery (OWN’s ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’), has been arrested on federal charges stemming from reports he conspired in a murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the death of his nephew.
According to the complaint, Norman and an exotic dancer named Terica Ellis (among others) conspired to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for money.
Federal authorities report that James obtained a $450,000 life insurance policy on his 18-year-old nephew, Andre Montgomery, and listed himself as the sole beneficiary.
In the days leading up to Andre’s murder, Norman reportedly communicated using temporary phones that were just activated. On the day the teen was shot and killed, Norman’s co-conspirator and reported hit person’s phone location information places her in the area of the murder at time of the shooting. Lastly, in the days after the murder, the co-conspirator deposited over $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts and later Norman contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect on the life insurance policy he had obtained on his nephew.
Norman is currently detained in Jackson, Mississippi.